“Jesus said to Nicodemus:
‘Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.’
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the verdict,
that the light came into the world,
but people preferred darkness to light,
because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light
and does not come toward the light,
so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.”
Readings for Children
“Moses came down to find the people already breaking the commandments.”
March 14, 2021 Vol. 18. Part 4. Section 3. Pages 14-15 “The bronze serpent”
“While the Hebrews camped at the foot of Mount Sinai, Moses went up the mountain for forty days. God spoke him there and gave him the Ten Commandments, engraved on two stone tablets. This was the covenant of the law, the bond between God and his people. Moses came down to find the people already breaking the commandments. After they repented, they continued the journey through the desert.”
“Manna is the food that God sent each day while the Israelites were in the desert. It came in little white wafers, like the Eucharist.”
A Bronze Serpent”
“A bronze serpent was a statue of a snake made out of bronze. The bronze serpent is an image of Jesus on the cross. Jesus did not have the poison of sin in his heart, all who look upon his love on the cross will be saved.
Our Art Project
The Manna sent by God to feed the Israelites were “..like little white wafers.”
This painting of “Manna” is easy to paint, or draw. There is no exact way to do this art project. You can use watercolors, chalk, markers, crayons or pencils. In other words, let your imagination take you to some ancient desert place where the people only had this “bread” to eat.
Here are some samples of Manna or the Eucharist host:
Week Twenty-Eight–Suggested Homework Activities
Please continue reading out loud with your child or children:
The Nicene Creed
“I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.”